Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Land of Guns & Coors

Made a wood run down in New Mexico out on the BLM land behind my friend Cindy's wood kiln yesterday for the upcoming firing this weekend. I was struck by a few things; the beauty of the landscape, the interesting detail of the geology (vast clay depsoits & big chunks of petrified wood) and most of all, the abundance of Coors containers (of all sorts & vintage) and all manner of shell casings from various firearms. It turns out that there is quite a long tradition of littering this area with drink containers and weaponry, if you keep your eyes peeled, it's not so uncommon to come across pottery shards that are nearly 1000 years old and arrowheads are a common find too.